Thursday, October 30, 2008

Picture

Evan has just brought to my attention that we are shown in a video on a LDS site I've never heard of, here. Now, it's not a site promoting Proposition 8, and so I'm not mad or anything. It's a good anti-8 piece, in fact. I'm just confused. I don't remember this picture being taken (though it is in our home) and am wondering where it came from and how it got there (if you know and the story reveals too many of our personal details, send it along in an email rather than a comment, if you please).

I do know where another of their pictures came from. I saw it when I was looking at istockphotos.com for images for isocrat.org. Does this mean someone is selling our image? I should take another look there... I imagine, if they are, it's under the keywords "unbelievably adorable" "gay" and "family" ;-).

Anyway, I guess such goes with the territory of speaking out. So many of the other same-sex headed families in these parts have to fear for their jobs or family backlash, and we're thankfully in a safer position. But it's just odd to find such things.

EDIT: Okay, when I showed this to Rob he told me he gave them permission to use this photo. Not only that but he also told me that he told me about it... there's a reason he calls me the absent minded professor sometimes :-).

4 comments:

C. L. Hanson said...

That's cute, and it's a nice video. Maybe it will have a positive effect. It would have been nice if they'd put a little more effort into getting your consent before using your picture, but it could easily be worse.

Queers United said...

I was gonna say, how can they just use your photo but there ya go he gave permission...

Scot said...

c.l. mystery solved... Turns out Rob gave permission and I just don't listen :-).

qu "I was gonna say, how can they just use your photo "

Actually, I just remembered I once found our picture on another pro-gay activism web site. I'm fine with that, though. I know how expensive such pictures are if you pay for them from a stock photo site (that's why I put us on the main page of isocrat.org :-))

Guy said...

Ha, that made me chuckle! We just had a rather similar scenario. That so sounds like us, and it's definitely the scientist one of us who is the most absent-minded (though he sometimes forgets that he is and then accuses me)! ;)
Glad you didn't file a lawsuit or hold a press conference before Rob reminded you...